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    Mosquitoes, fleas and ticks are annoying pests that not only bother people, but their pets as well.  During the summer months the pesky pests flourish, and keeping animals safe from infestation is an important part of summer animal care.

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    Caleb Hiner, three-year-old grandson of Rocky and Cindy Hiner of Dalhart, has been receiving BOTOX® injection treatment shots in both of his legs, his right arm and his right hand every three months for almost two years. Caleb has Cerebral Palsy, Cortical Visual Impairment, Mental Disorder, Autism, paralysis on his right side and very little upper body strength.  Within a few hours to a couple of days after the botulinum toxin is injected into the affected muscle(s), the spasms or contractions are reduced or eliminated altogether.

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At 10:00 a.m. on August 8th , Parade Marshal Huie Stanley riding his horse, Lucky, will lead the 73rd XIT Rodeo and Reunion Parade with pride and dignity in the town where Huie says, “The people are the best,” Dalhart, TX.

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No one is immune from feeling angry, and everyone gets angry sometime.  Why and when one gets angry is as specific to an individual as a set of fingerprints.  Anger is described in the dictionary as a strong feeling of displeasure and belligerence aroused by a wrong, a feeling of wrath.

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A 13-year-old girl has made allegations against a Hartley ISD teacher of causing her to engage in inappropriate sexual contact with him.  The allegation against Thompson by the young girl lead to an investigation and the subsequent issuance of a warrant for arrest.  The warrant issued for the arrest of Ronald Alvin Thompson was executed on Monday, July 6th and Thompson was taken into custody.

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Jamie Coleen Frazier is the 16 year old daughter of Joel and Donna Frazier.  She is the granddaughter of the late Neal and Jessie Petty and Sarah Jo and the late JD Frazier.

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The Dallam and Hartley Counties Historical Association and XIT Museum honored local photographer, Sylvia Renick, at a reception held Thursday, July 2nd.  Renick’s photography exhibit entitled “The Privileged” was inspired by a quote, “The Privilege of a lifetime of being who you are [Joseph Campbell].” The exhibit unveiled last Thursday is open to the public and will run through July 31st.

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The Bag, the Bench, the Prayer Shawl

    Monday I went to our regular 4:00 p.m. meeting at the newspaper.  Right beside Susan’s desk sat a delightful tote bag. This bag would hold a lot of stuff!!!  I loved it!!  I envied her for having it.  We laughed together as she showed me all the “bells and whistles,” compartments, zippers and wheels

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If your kids want to learn how to throw a rope by XIT or you need your certification to hunt by Dove Season, two Community Connect classes which begin next week, were designed for you. Registration is available online at www.dalhartcommunityeducation.org or in person at 701 E. 10th St. DISD Central Administration Building in Dalhart.

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     Question:  I would like to become a notary public and maybe earn a little extra cash.  What do I need to do and how much can I charge for notary services?

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    On Monday, the World Heath Organization (WHO) has officially classified 89,921 cases as influenza A (H1N1) infection, swine flu.  To date 380 people have died worldwide.  The United States has reported 33,902 laboratory confirmed human cases or 37.70 percent of the total cases worldwide.  Deaths in the United States have reached 170 or 47.73 percent of the total deaths worldwide.  The Phase 6 Alert continues.

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Rebecca Richardson is the 17-year-old daughter of Steve and Susie Richardson.  She is a senior at Clayton High School.  Rebecca lives on the Pacheco Ranch where her father is a cowboy.  She has a brother, Remington, and a sister, Robyn.  Rebecca enjoys ranch life very much, whether it’s working cattle, training horses, running barrels or riding bronc’s at ranch rodeo.

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    DalhARTs Drama Camp students will complete their week of study with a Grand Finale Production, Friday July 10, 7:00 p.m. in the Dalhart High School Auditorium. About 45 students, ages 5 to 15, have been studying music, drama and dance under the direction of members of the Gypsy Theatre Co.

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The Dalhart Water and Sanitation Department sent out a message within the 2008 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report received by city residents this past week. The message is both a reminder and a plea for residents to use the correct garbage dumpsters when disposing of garbage, newspapers, and yard clippings. 

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    Hotdogs, potato chips, and brownies were the ideal spread for a picnic on Thursday afternoon in front of High Country Community Rural Health Clinic.  The clinic sponsored the picnic that was open to Dalhart residents.  This year’s picnic marked the 11th for the annual event, which began in 1998.

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    The Walk on the Wild Side day camp provided a chance to learn about nature in different ways.   The three-day camp ran from June 30th through July 2nd.   Youngsters were face to face with snakes, made plaster casts, and walked through the canyon. Each activity incorporated nature in its theme.

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After many months of hard work and a family effort, the CASA Playhouse is ready for its summer tour.  Our Dalhart friends may have watched as the playhouse took shape on the lot of the H & R Construction workshop at 220 Denver Avenue.  The completed CASA Playhouse was transported from the lot on June 12th just in time for its first public appearance in the Dogie Days Parade in Dumas the next day. 

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    Internet, laptop, smart phone, iPod, MP3, CD, portable DVD, digital camera, Kindle, WebTV, PSP, DSi, GameBoy, GPS, Bluetooth, OnStar, WiFi and 3G. A person can get plugged into so many different devices and all at the same time, even while driving.  And “plugged in” is more a relative term, as most of the devices don’t require a plug at all except to recharge long-life batteries.  Cell phones have long been able to connect to the Internet and keep contact information and now have Windows and an ability to create documents.  They have taken the building out of the office and replaced it with anywhere cell service is available. 

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Laramie Wing

Reining XIT Rodeo Queen, Laramie Mika Wing is the 17-year-old daughter of Mike Wing and Traleia Wing.  She is granddaughter of Jo Wing and the late Larry Wing and Troy and Betty Wharton.  Laramie has two brothers; Stormy and Tex.

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    There’s no time like summertime for the words of the old standard, “Deep in the Heart of Texas” to ring true.  The song, lyrics by June Hershey and music by Don Swander, was written in 1941.  It was first recorded by Perry Como with Ted Weems and his Orchestra for Decca Record, Los Angelos, California.  It was a side B song to “Ollie Ollie Out’s in Free” and spent five weeks at the top of “Your Hit Parade” in 1942.